This video is about reviving my Minolta SRT 201 SLR Film Camera. I have a new roll of black and white print film that includes processing and I have a battery that claims to be a replacement for the old, discontinued PX-13 mercury battery that originally powered this camera. This camera hasn’t taken a picture for 20 years so there are many questions about how well it will function optically, electronically and mechanically.
In this video we will load a roll of print film and install the battery. Then we’ll look through the viewfinder to see how the match needle exposure works. If the camera seems to be working properly we’ll take a roll of test shots in the next video. Then, we’ll send the film off for processing. In the final video of this series we’ll review the test photos together and then we can determine if this effort is a win or a fail. Background music by Evan Schaeffer, https://soundcloud.com/evanschaeffer (Thank You!).